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Review : Gunn-Truscinski Duo “Sand City” LP (Three Lobed Recordings, 2010)

by David Leicht Today, Three Lobed Recordings releases Steve Gunn and John Truscinski’s fine debut album, Sand City.  The LP features four instrumentals, recorded live at Black Dirt Studio in New York City’s northern exurbs.  Percussionist Truscinski is known for his work with the Ecstatic Peace!-affiliated “drone/scrape” trio, X.O.4, and guitarist Gunn for his contributions to the acid folk group, GHQ, as well as his solo work.  While Gunn’s recent albums have delivered heavy doses of acoustic blues, on Sand City he works in the open-tuned modal style of improvising that’s become prevalent in today’s folk guitar underground.  Examples of this style of playing are scattered through Steve’s previous work, including the vibrato-heavy electric guitar solo, “Jadin’s Dream”, from Boerum Palace (2009). Continue reading